BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 3425M
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
21 May 2010
 



 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

Babcock International Group


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to VT Group Plc




principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

20/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB0009697037

Purchase

559,406

GBP 5.74

GBP 5.49

 

Common - GB0009697037

Sale

460,349

GBP 5.73

GBP 5.50

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

197

GBP 5.67

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

338

GBP 5.58

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

842

GBP 5.64

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

1874

GBP 5.67

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

2080

GBP 5.64

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

3405

GBP 5.64

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

3560

GBP 5.49

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

4242

GBP 5.67

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

5470

GBP 5.64

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

5796

GBP 5.64

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

144781

GBP 5.68

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

LONG

42

GBP 5.68

 

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

6955

GBP 5.66

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

9201

GBP 5.65

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

100

GBP 5.72

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

5736

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

3966

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

3696

GBP 5.63

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

3560

GBP 5.63

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2990

GBP 5.60

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2982

GBP 5.63

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

2080

GBP 5.74

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

1504

GBP 5.59

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

703

GBP 5.74

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

600

GBP 5.66

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

596

GBP 5.63

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

500

GBP 5.67

 

Common - GB0009697037

Swap

SHORT

9918

GBP 5.63

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per


security


unit

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant

Nature of dealing

 

Details

Price per unit (if


security


applicable)

 

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

21/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

VT Group Plc


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to VT Group Plc




principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

20/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB0031729733

Purchase

119,841

GBP 7.43

GBP 7.28

 

Common - GB0031729733

Sale

30,186

GBP 7.38

GBP 7.28

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

LONG

1985

GBP 7.28

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

1472

GBP 7.36

 

Common - GB0031729733

Swap

SHORT

9130

GBP 7.38

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per


security


unit

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

21/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

RENSBURG SHEPPARDS PLC


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to Investec Plc




principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

20/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Purchase

1,403

GBP 7.66

GBP 7.66

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common - GB00B0712D26

Swap

LONG

1403

GBP 7.67

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per


security


unit

 

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant

Nature of dealing

 

Details

Price per unit (if


security


applicable)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

21/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 

 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

 

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH


RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY


Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

 

1. KEY INFORMATION

 

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose

Investec Plc


relevant securities this form relates:

 

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt

Advisor to INVESTEC PLC




principal trader is connected:

 

(d) Date dealing undertaken:

20/05/2010

 

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today

YES - .


disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other


party to this offer?

 

2.         DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

 

(a) Purchases and sales

 

Class of

Purchase/

Total number

Highest price

Lowest price


relevant

Sales

of securities

per unit

per unit


security


paid/received

paid/received

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Purchase

14,502

GBP 4.77

GBP 4.69

 

Common - GB00B17BBQ50

Sale

28,330

GBP 4.96

GBP 4.68

 

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

389

GBP 4.77

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

486

GBP 4.77

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

1261

GBP 4.77

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

1284

GBP 4.74

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

1791

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

1799

GBP 4.69

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

3219

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

4068

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

LONG

205

GBP 4.74

 

Class of

Product

Nature of dealing

Number of

Price per unit


relevant

description


reference securities


security

eg. CFD

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

3430

GBP 4.74

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

4068

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

189

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

3219

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

2251

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

2000

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1799

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

1754

GBP 4.96

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

877

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

407

GBP 4.70

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

389

GBP 4.92

 

Common -

Swap

SHORT

4139

GBP 4.78

 

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

 

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

 

Class of

 

Product

Writing,

Number of

Exercise

Type

Expiry

Option


relevant


description

purchasing,

securities

price


date

money


security


selling,

to which

per unit


paid/


varying etc.

option


received


relates


per unit

 

(ii) Exercising

 

Class of relevant

Product description

Number of securities

Exercise price per


security


unit

 

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 

Class of relevant

Nature of dealing

 

Details

Price per unit (if


security


applicable)

 

3. OTHER INFORMATION

 

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

 

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,


formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal


or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the


disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the


offer:

 

NONE

 

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

 

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between


the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:


(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or


(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which


any derivative is referenced:

 

NONE

 

Date of disclosure:

21/05/2010

 

Contact name:

Bhavika Mistry

 

Telephone number:

+44 207 995 4747

 


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